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A Good Man in Africa (1994)

Politics are already strained between English imperialists and the West African government of Kinjanja, when womanizing British diplomat Morgan Leafy (Colin Friels) is caught in bed with ... See full summary »

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Celia Adekunle (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Sarah-Jane Fenton ...
Priscilla Fanshawe
Maynard Eziashi ...
Friday, Leafy's Houseman
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Dickie Dalmire
Jackie Mofokeng ...
Hazel, Leafy's Mistress
Daphne Greenwood ...
Duchess
Themba Ndaba ...
David Phetoe ...
Isaiah
Dambuza Mdledle ...
Sonny, Hazel's Brother
Lillian Dube ...
Innocence, Maid struck by lightning
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Politics are already strained between English imperialists and the West African government of Kinjanja, when womanizing British diplomat Morgan Leafy (Colin Friels) is caught in bed with Celia (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer), wife of corrupt Kinjanjan presidential candidate Sam Adekunle (Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr.). As punishment, Leafy is forced into bribing an official who has voted down a project that stands to make Adekunle very rich. Leafy thinks he's gotten off easy until he learns the lone holdout is none other than Kinjanja's own brick wall of integrity, Dr. Alex Murray (Connery). Meanwhile, Leafy must also contend with his absurdly stuffy boss Fanshawe (John Lithgow), Fanshawe's lusty wife (Diana Rigg) and their luscious, too friendly daughter! Written by Anonymous

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They call it diplomacy. See more »

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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9 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Afrika koktél  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,308,390
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Trivia

Colin Friels was cast after Gary Oldman dropped out of the production. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alex Murray: Show me the man who is completely content, and I'll show you the lobotomy scar.
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Matutu Mirika
Composed by Eric Agyeman
Performed by Eric Agyeman
Courtesy of Ghana Records
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An interesting outlook, but ultimately fails to impress.
25 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

A quite interesting comedy about the British aristocrats in a newly-independent country of Africa. Colin Friels does a very decent job as the Mr. Leafy, the first secretary of British High Comissioner. So does Sean Connery. The screenplay has a very smart satirical flavor in it with fine sense of humor regarding royal formalities, sexual clichés and even venereal diseases.

But the main problem of the movie is perhaps its ending. The ending is quite abrupt and the scene thereafter is surprisingly mundane. In fact, I don't get the idea behind all that stuff. I haven't read the original novel but seems like now I want to check it out.


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